Course description

This course unpacks traditional childrearing practices, the role of children in Indigenous communities from pre-contact until today, how the traditional Indigenous family structure differs in terms of childrearing and responsibilities of both children and caregivers. It traces the journey from Residential schools to 60s scoop to the current state of Indigenous child welfare today, exploring on and off reserve education for Indigenous children, as well as issues faced by Indigenous children in contemporary colonial school systems. Issues in health care, Jordan’s Principle, treaty rights for Indigenous children will also be covered.

Course details

Hours: 42
Credits: 3
Prerequisites: None
Corequisites: None

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Registration dates

Not all courses are offered each term.

Spring 2024 registration opens March 11, 2024. Fall 2024 registration opens July 22, 2024.

Delivery options

In person: classes held in person on a campus/site in a classroom/lab/shop/studio for the course duration

Online - Asynchronous: ​100% online delivery, no scheduled day or time course requirements with the instructor, assigned due dates

Online - Synchronous: 100% online delivery, scheduled day and time course requirements with the instructor, assigned due dates

Hybrid: any combination of in person, timetabled, on campus, online, and hyflex delivery